Help to record the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland

Submit any sighting of an animal, plant or fungus – with or without a photo – to put your dot on our species distribution maps. All records are passed on to local and national recording schemes.  All wildlife records are valuable, common or rare, and whether from your garden, local park or a nature reserve. Help To Record

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October is a good time to spot galls, before the leaves fall. The Oak Marble Gall is a common find on Oak trees, but did you know that the wasp causing this gall, Andricus kollari, was introduced to the UK to help with the ink industry? Read a fascinating blog about this story here.

Many insects are disappearing as the year gets to October by but one possible late sighting is the Ivy Bee, Colletes hederae. Though not yet seen in Leicestershire or Rutland it has been moving northwards so a species to look out for on late-flowering Ivy. View the info sheet.

NatureSpot is run by volunteers who all share an interest in local wildlife. Would you like to join us? There are many different tasks that would suit people with varying time to offer and different skills and interests. Have a look at some of the ways you could help and get in touch if you are interested. Volunteering for NatureSpot.

Want to improve your moss identification? In the middle of January - what else would you do? This is an indoor workshop for everyone who wants to get to grips with a group of closely related pleurocarps, many of which are common but difficult to distinguish in the field. MORE

Local bumbleebee expert, Maggie Frankum, is again running her popular ID workshops at the Botanic Gardens in Oadby this year. The events are free but you must book a place. First come first served so don't delay! More.

Currently over 80 volunteers across Leicestershire are monitoring moths in their gardens, but there is a gap in coverage in Market Harborough and the north eastern part of Harborough District. Could you help? Read more.

If you missed Adrian Russell's recent presentation summarising the finds and status of moths in Leicestershire and Rutland based on the 2015 records - you can view the slides on the Leicester Moth Recorders page.

The January edition of the Leicestershire Entomological Society newsletter is available for viewing or download - see the LES page.

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